Police arrest mother, six others for selling her one-month baby

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The Police Command in Akwa Ibom says it has arrested seven suspects over their alleged involvement in child trafficking.
This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Odiko Macdon, and made available to newsmen in Uyo.
Macdon said that the police, acting on intelligence, arrested one female, Eno Archibong Emah, who was alleged to have conspired with others to sell her baby boy for N400, 000.
The suspect, who hailed from Ikot Eman Itam in Itu Local Government Area, was said to have been arrested on January 20.

“The suspect gave birth on November 12, 2017, but conspired with one Emmanuel Okon and one Emem Asuquo Okon to sell her one-month-old child to one Kate, whose surname and address in Aba, Abia State are unknown.
“Operatives monitored and promptly arrested the mother of the child who later led the police to other accomplices in the illicit trade.
“The accomplices, Utibe Sunday John, ‘m’; Imo Ime Udoetuk, ‘m’; Friday John Amiang, ‘m’ and Uwana Ime, ‘f’, all confessed to the crime and revealed their individual roles in the offense.
“They also told us how the proceeds were shared amongst themselves,” he said.
According to the police spokesperson, the culprits have been arraigned in court.



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